This is a minor thing, but I would like to reset the MiKTeX options/package manager/update button in WinEdt 9.0 so its default is to update MiKTeX. The other bottons that have drop-down lists will reset to whatever I last chose in the list. But I can't get this one to move away from a default of MiKTeX options.

I have looked around in Options -> Execution Modes and places like that but have not found a way. Is there a way?


The toolbar can contain various types of buttons. For dropdown buttons you have four choices:

  • Type 5: Drop-down menu – clicking on the button only displays this menu.
  • Type 6: Drop-down menu – button has a fixed menu item associated with it.
  • Type 7: Drop-down menu – choosing any menu item associates this item with the button and then executes it.
  • Type 8: Drop-down menu – choosing any menu item associates this item with the button without executing it.

By default, that button is a Type 6.

You have two options:

  1. Leave it as Type 6 and change the default button from "MiKTeX Options" to "MiKTeX Update Wizard".
  2. Change its type from 6 to 7 or 8.

To act on this, do the following:

  1. Show the "Options Interface" (Options -> Options Interface)

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    and double-click the "Toolbar" item (Toolbar.ini gets opened)

  2. In this file locate the lines


    If you want to follow the first option simply change the line




    Instead, if you want to follow the second option, change the line






    depending on your choice of button.

  3. At this point, press Shift+Ctrl+F9 to reload the file. That's it.

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